The military, for a number of years, had a draft.  It was done away with in the 1970s and there has been an all voluntary military ever since.  I think it is time we go back and re-institute the...
It was a no-brainer (or as known in Republican circles, a "Gohmert") for Republicans to vote against background checks, an assault weapons ban and a gun magazine limit. And it was just as easy for them to be "outraged" by the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Only If deaths help them politically, do they matter.
This was actually an article in a local paper about a historian and Middle East expert spreaking at the University of Montana. It was neat to see such an interesting read in the local paper. Anyway, here is a link...
Despite GOP protests to the contrary, when it comes to Spiking the Ball, W is the All Star!

WAR

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The republicans hurry to war but refuse to care for the veterans their war created. With that in mind, I believe that more veterans than ever are going to vote for a Democrat who is against senseless WAR! Bernie Sanders has been against all our wars since he has been a Rep. or Senator. Nearly all the GOP candidates are in favor of said wars. They even want to start another with Iran.
Ed Koch when he was Mayor Koch use to ask that very question to New Yorkers walking down the streets of New York quite often. Now Mr. Koch says he has "never been more terrified. (with Obama as president)" In a...
Many veterans are injured either physically or emotionally or by some illness brought on by (in my case) Agent Orange. We all carry memories that we wish we never had to.
This is a post I periodically re-post about once a year especially before elections.  It is the case against conservatism but if you hold a mirror to it, it's also a case for progressivism   I try to add to the...
"These ISIS guys, they won't be armed, right? I mean, we're seasoned Ferguson cops, we're used to dealing harshly with groups of unarmed enemies, we're great at that."
Trump's rhetoric is the stuff of Nazi nationalism, demonizing all those who follow a specific religion, just substituting Muslims for Jews. In doing this, he is attempting to sew a swastika onto the American flag.

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